Get questions about cancer answered

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By Special to the Monitor

Have questions answered about Non-Hodgkins Lymphona at the next seminar being presented by the Los Alamos Council on Cancer from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, at the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Drive in Los Alamos.

Two physicians will be presenting. One speaker, Thomas P. Miller, M.D., is a professor of medicine, and chief of section of Hematology/Oncology at University of Arizona, and a research scientist at the Arizona Cancer Center.

The other speaker is Jan Merin, M.D., MPH, is a medical oncologist-hematologist at Northern New Mexico Cancer Care, Los Alamos.

After the presentations, there will be a question and answer period with the speakers.

This program is offered free to the public and all health care providers and includes a light supper at 5:30 p.m. Continuing Education Credits are offered for nurses. The seminar itself will start at 6 p.m.

The Los Alamos Council on Cancer, founded in 1956, is organized for the purpose of furthering education, prevention, and treatment of cancer in northern New Mexico.

It is a group of physicians, nurses, medical professionals, survivors and other interested people. Council members do not receive compensation and all give freely of their time and energy.

The Council strives to increase public awareness of cancer and promotes early diagnosis and treatment.

The Council sponsors seminars featuring local, regional and national specialists for medical staff and the public; co-sponsors the I Can Cope and Look Good - Feel Better programs; donates books to Mesa Public Library; and participates in the annual Los Alamos Health Fair.

This year at the Health Fair, which will be held from 8 a.m.- noon Oct. 11, the Council is sponsoring PSA (male prostate screening) blood tests.

The Council promotes awareness of cancer resources that can assist residents of Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Sandoval counties.

The presentation Thursday is co-sponsored by the Los Alamos Medical Center and supported by the Los Alamos Medical Center Auxilians, the First Baptist Church of Los Alamos, and the Northern New Mexico United Way.

It is not necessary to pre-register but it is preferred.

Please contact Bernice Williams at 672-1251 or bcw_15@msn.com.

For information on cancer and the resources available in the Los Alamos area and Northern New Mexico, visit http://losalamoscounciloncancer.org.